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How Rental Shipping Containers Can Guard Your Tools from Damaging Conditions

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We all know how important effective tool storage is for protecting your valuable equipment. From harsh environmental conditions to theft, tampering and more, there are a lot of threats to deal with when trying to keep your equipment protected and secure.

Your tools are not just equipment; they’re your livelihood, enhancing the quality of your workmanship and symbolizing the labor of your craft.

This is where rental shipping containers come into play, offering a secure, weather resistant and cost-effective solution for tool storage.

In this blog, we’ll explore how rental shipping containers can safeguard your tools from damaging conditions and why Southwest Mobile Storage containers are an excellent choice for keeping stored tools safe.

How Can You Use Shipping Containers for Storage?

Shipping containers are incredibly versatile and can be used for various storage needs. When it comes to tools, these containers serve as a secure toolshed, helping you store equipment and keep things organized. Traditional tool sheds often come with their fair share of maintenance headaches. You may find yourself repainting, re-roofing or fixing chipped or decaying wood.

Shipping containers, on the other hand, are designed to endure the harshest weather conditions and are virtually maintenance-free. Their sturdy steel construction makes them resilient against wind and rainstorms, helping them stand the test of time.

You can place them on your property, job site or any flat, sturdy foundation. The robust construction of shipping containers ensures that your tools remain safe and protected from harsh environmental conditions.

Containers are constructed from 14-gauge Corten steel, which is resistant to corrosion. After an initial layer of rust forms, it acts as a shield against further rusting, keeping the container in good condition for longer periods of time.

One of the primary concerns when storing tools is ensuring they stay dry and protected from extreme weather conditions. Shipping containers are designed to endure challenging ocean conditions when used for shipping. They have thick rubber gaskets sealed around the cargo doors, ensuring rain stays outside.

These wind and weather-resistant qualities make them effective at keeping stored material preserved, no matter the environment you work in.

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You can add additional storage options to your rental storage container. From gorilla racks to open/closed pipe racks, tool hooks and more, we have what you need to organize your container and ensure easy access to necessary equipment.

How Safe Are Storage Containers for Tool Storage?

Security is paramount when storing valuable tools. Rental shipping containers are made of durable steel, making them more resistant to break-ins and theft than sheds, workshops and other outdoor storage solutions.

Additionally, they often come with secure locking mechanisms that are tamper resistant. This means you’ll have peace of mind knowing your tools are safe and sound, even when you’re not around.

Our rental containers come equipped with spaces for at least four locks: two on the container locking bars, an extended neck padlock inside an elongated lock box, and a puck lock with an enclosed shackle. This puts a difficult barrier in the way of potential container thieves.

What Can You Add to a Shipping Container to Meet Tool Storage Needs?

Rental options are another advantage of using shipping containers for tool storage. We can install shelving to keep your tools organized and wind turbines to maintain good airflow.

Need to separate different types of tools? No problem. You can designate different shelves or sections of your container for certain tools or equipment. This reduces clutter and creates a more accessible and productive work environment.

These rental options allow you to create a tailored tool storage solution to meet your specific requirements.

What Makes Southwest Mobile Storage Containers Great to Rent?

Now that you understand the benefits of using shipping containers for tool storage, let’s take a closer look at why Southwest Mobile Storage containers are an excellent choice for long-term rentals.

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With our modification experience, we can work with you to develop the perfect tool storage solutions for your specific needs. Whether you need storage for a home workshop or need to organize tools at your construction site or warehouse, we’ve got your back.

Flexible, Prorated 28-Day Billing Cycles

Southwest Mobile Storage containers offer flexible billing cycles. With a prorated 28-day cycle, you pay only for the time you use the rental, making it a cost-effective solution for tool storage needs.

This flexibility ensures you’re not tied into lengthy contracts when your requirements may change. Once you’re done with the container, give us a call and we can pick it up. We’ll prorate your bill the day after you call to schedule pickup, giving you greater control over your rentals.

Cheap Monthly Cost Compared to Other Tool Storage Options

Compared to other storage solutions, rental shipping containers from Southwest Mobile Storage containers are cost-effective. They provide a spacious, secure and weatherproof storage option at a lower cost than renting a traditional storage space off-site.

Outstanding Customer Service

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we pride ourselves on delivering more than just containers; we’re committed to exceptional customer service. Our dedicated team ensures your experience is seamless from start to finish. Have questions or concerns? Our dedicated container sales representatives are here to help you make a decision.

Time matters, and so does the timely delivery of your storage solution. Count on us to deliver your container promptly and reliably. We understand the importance of having your container when you need it, and we strive to meet and exceed your expectations, providing you with a delivery window that gives you an idea of when we’re stopping by.

Need to move your tools to a different location? At Southwest Mobile Storage, we offer efficient transportation solutions for container rentals. Whether you’re relocating your business or simply starting a new job site, we’ve got you covered.

Choose Southwest Mobile Storage containers for superior service, timely delivery and the peace of mind you deserve in your tool storage solution.


Protecting your tools from damaging conditions is essential for any professional who relies on them. Rental shipping containers offer a versatile, secure and cost-effective solution for safeguarding your valuable equipment.

Southwest Mobile Storage provides flexible billing cycles, and an easy rental termination process, making us an excellent choice for tool storage. So, whether you need short or long-term storage, consider renting a shipping container to ensure your tools remain in optimal condition, ready for your next big project.

Interested in renting a shipping container for tool storage? Get a quote for a variety of containers, from 20ft to 45ft containers and more.

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